I was searching for synopsis writing tips and came across this. While I think two pages is pushing it on length, I like the way she breaks it down!


Mech Heart HiRes copy 2A synopsis is a short, focused summary of a story’s plot.

A synopsis has two purposes. One is to help a writer focus her plot (“What the hell is this book about anyway?”) and the other is to prove to an editor or an agent that she can plot. So to write a synopsis, you need to pare away everything but the most important plot points: the acts and the turning points.

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